Over the weekend, Stiles and Jonathan, worked to make the inventory for our Portobello Road Pop-Up look amazing. Both of them have an incredible ability to stage and style. While I was unpacking some things, Jonathan set up this vignette in about two minutes! When you dissect the photo, you can see the red from the plates playing off of the red in the curtains, and the symmetry, with the central focus on the Queen’s plate and the lamp behind it.
We love Sam Robinson’s painting above the fireplace, but we replaced it with an extraordinary embroidered image of numerous British flags, all executed in fine silks. The three plates are reproductions of the famous Wedgwood “Frog Service” originally made for Catherine the Great.
Another quandry was finding a place and a way to display all of the mother of pearl cutlery that I’ve collected over the past few months. We laid some of it out on linen trays, and bundled them with ribbons, courtesy of Bosom Buddy Bags, and placed the lots in mini silver buckets.
The Portobello Pop Up opens on Friday, September 16 and rund through the 24th. Hope to see you there!